Thursday, December 2, 2010

We've been reading Jan Brett books during November and December. We enjoy her beautiful illustrations and winter stories. We have been learning about visualizing and making predictions. Practice visualizing and predicting as you read books with your child!

Cover your cough!

Many students have been sick with coughs, colds, and strep throat. Please encourage your child to wash hands regularly and cover their cough with their elbow!

Updated Movies!

Visit and search "misslankey" and enjoy our new October/November videos!

Monday, November 29, 2010

I hope you all had a very Happy Thanksgiving! I am sorry for the delay of October and November pictures and videos! Computer troubles and a very busy schedule are to blame! I will be working on them afterschool today. Enjoy!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Pumpkin Patch Fieldtrip

It's finally fall and almost time for our first kindergarten field trip to

The Pumpkin Patch!!

We will be going to the Chesterfield Berry farm on

October 5th, 2010

We are able to take 5 parents so get your money and field trip papers in today!

The cost is $10 for students and parents and is due by

Thursday, Sept. 30th.
Painting, Play-doh, cooking, singing and more! We have made it through our first two weeks of school!! I've enjoyed getting to know your kindergarten student! We've been working on adjusting to a full day, making new friends, and learning many new procedures!

We've been reading many books from author and illustrator Kevin Henkes to learn about making connections, feelings, and predicting. Ask your child what their favorite Kevin Henkes book/character is! Make sure you visit the Chesterfield Public Library across the street from school to get your library card and check out some of Kevin Henkes other books!

Check back often to see what we've been up to!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Q and U Live Happily Ever After...

We were lucky to have a videographer for the marriage of Q & U! Check out the video of the nuptials!

Monday, March 15, 2010

We Made It To the 100th Day!

Snow storms pushed back the 100th Day of School but, we finally made it!! We made our 100's into different objects. Check out our video to see our work!

Saturday, January 30, 2010

What a Winter!

We've had a busy January! We spent the majority of the month doing quarterly assessments. We reassessed: letter sounds, letter identification, sight words, rhyming, beginning sounds, spelling three letter words, and Concept of Word. In Chesterfield we use the PALS (Phonological Awareness Literacy Screening) that was developed at UVA. You can find out more information here! Be on the lookout this week for your child's updated scores. I was VERY pleased with the progress everyone is making!

In science and language arts we've been reading books about snowmen and winter! This weekend will be a great time to enjoy some snow! We've also been exploring properties of water. We used plastic tubing to see which direction water flows. We've observed water changing stages from a solid to a liquid and then to a gas!

In Social Studies we've been learning about the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Small group math and reading time has been fantastic! Thank you for listening to your child read their take home books! They're becoming awesome readers!! Continue to practice using their beginning reading strategies when they're stuck on a word!

1. Get your mouth ready (say the beginning sound)

2. Look at the picture

3. Think about what makes sense

4. Look for the parts of the word you know (birthday, Saturday, etc.)

5. Re-read the sentence.

Again, thank you for all of your help at home!!